Crestwood, Missouri

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Crestwood is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as Greater St. Louis. The population was 11,863 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Crestwood is located at 38°33′27″N 90°22′34″W / 38.5575°N 90.37611°W / 38.5575; -90.37611 (38.557552, -90.376152)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²), all of it land.

Crestwood is home to several public parks, including Crestwood Park, featuring baseball and soccer fields, a playground, and tennis courts, and Whitecliff Park, featuring the Crestwood Community Center and the Crestwood Aquatic Center, a public water park. Adjacent to Whitecliff Park in the small city of Grantwood Village, is the animal reserve owned by Anheuser Busch called Grant's Farm, which is free and open to the public during the summer. Grant's Farm, now home to free-roaming buffalo, zebras, and deer among other animals, is located on property formerly owned by president Ulysses S. Grant in the period between the Mexican War and the Civil War.

Crestwood is also the burial place of Sgt. John Sappington. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, who was a personal body guard to Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge. He was also one of the Pioneers at Fort Boonesborough in Madison County, Kentucky The Sappington's were large land owners in the area and Mark and Thomas Sappington's homes still stand in the area. The Sappington Cemetery is maintained by the City of Crestwood and several Sappington descendants still pass through to maintain the family graves.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,863 people, 5,111 households, and 3,521 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,296.2 people per square mile (1,272.3/km²). There were 5,214 housing units at an average density of 1,448.7/sq mi (559.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.41% White, 0.72% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

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